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Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
and in terms of gatherings? >> i think that many people will head for mr. mandela's home. >> chris, i'm sorry. the president is beginning to speak. let's listen? >> at his trial in 1964. nelson mandela closed a statement from the dock saying i have fought against white domination and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal which i hope to live for and to achieve. but if needs be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die. nelson mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. and today he has gone home. and we have lost one of the most influential courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. through his fierce dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own will for the freedom of others, he transformed south africa and moved all of us. his journey from a prisoner to a president embodied
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
has taken a firm decision to release mr. mandela unconditionally. >> mandela emerged from behind bars to resume his campaigns. but tribal animosity and political division erupted. the bloody birth pangs. and there were personal problems, but nothing could deter mandela in his quest for racial equality. >> for our personal freedom. >> his work was recognized with a nobel peace prize as south africa's first black president, mandela remained a humble man. taking delight in a new york ticker tape parade, dancing at a convert in his honor, meeting with world leaders and his hero. as promise, he stepped down from president of south africa after serving one term. >> south africa has been a state to almost the whole of the 20th century. mandela's legacy stands against him. that is one of the best and most optimistic qualities that he hands to the people of south africa. >> and he admired a young senator, barack obama, as he stood in his prison cell. years later, he met mrs. obama and her daughters. by all accounts, the measure of this man can be taken by what he wants to be remembered for. he
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
and economic future? i'm now joined by a mandela expert, douglas foster. he is the author of "after mandela, the struggle for freedom in post-apartheid south africa." mr. foster, thank you for coming on, sir. president mandela has been out of politics for a long time. he's been certainly out of the government for a long time. >> that's right. since 1999. >> right. jacob zuma is the president right now. when you speak of after mandela, we have been in the after mandela period, or are you referring to something else? >> well, in a sense we have been in an after mandela period but as long as the old man as he's known in south africa was alive, there was a sense in which he exercised a kind of moral persuasion in the country so i think now, today, with the death of nelson mandela at the age of 95, we begin to enter a period where people really deal with the psychological, cultural and political consequences of the grandfather of the nation passing on. >> will there be new divisions? i'm not thinking about culture, i just don't know enough biabou it but i wonder about politics, business and the
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